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Freaky Future Food?

"Humankind, despite its artistic abilities, sophistication and accomplishments, owes its existence to a six-inch layer of farmable soil—and the fact that it rains!" – Anonymous 

What will food and agriculture look like in 2030?  The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering & Medicine (NASEM) wants to know.

What do we think? We think that while scientists might be able to create synthetic “foods” in a lab—like Soylent, a liquid “food replacement substance,” syn-bio burgers and lab-grown meat, that’s not the direction we should be headed.

We think the most important scientific breakthrough to achieve in agriculture by 2030 is to figure out how to reverse soil loss and rapidly regenerate our farming and grazing lands. Especially because the United Nations says that at current rates of erosion, we’ll run out of farmable soil in 60 years. And it’s doubtful we can live on planet without soil.

Please help us share this message with the NASEM: The future of food lies in regenerating our soil, through organic and regenerative farming and land-use practices.

Also . . . we’ve asked three preeminent regenerative agriculture scientists to submit white papers to NASEM on regenerative agriculture and land use. Please support their work by voting for them.

Vote for 'Soil Carbon Restoration – Regenerative Agriculture – Our Only Path Forward,' Dr. Tim LaSalle

Vote for 'Regenerating Ecosystem Services in Grazing Ecosystems,' by Dr. Richard Teague

Vote for 'Rebuilding Soil Microbial Communities in Agroecosystems,' by Dr. David C. Johnson

Vote on your favorite ideas for the future of food

Support OCA's Regeneration International Project (tax-deductible, helps support our work on behalf of organic, regenerative agriculture and climate change)

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